Severe egg bound- I'll describe our treatment, she is starting to recover. Any further advice or comments welcome. Was there anything we could/should have done differently? What can we do now to help her recover? Background- we have three Columbian Wyandotte pullets and a cockerel, all about 5 months old. We just got them two weeks ago. One pullet started laying two days ago. Yesterday afternoon I noticed that another pullet, Dlttie, was egg bound and severly prolapsed, to a frightening degree. There is a very graphic image on wikipedia (caution, very graphic), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Oviduct-hen.jpg - the part shown with the egg in that photo was entirely pushed external, along with some of the oviduct. I brought her inside, put her in a tub of warm water and gently washed her, then wiped her with KY jelly. Unfortunately she was so swollen I couldn't find the vent, so I just had to keep her clean and comfortable for two hours until my wife (who is a Registered Nurse) could get home. By the way, through all of this, Dottie was a wonderful patient, she stayed quiet and calm, didn't fight me or twist around in my arms. She was a great patient, quiet, she didn't struggle, and part of the time I could hypnotize her (hold a chicken upside down, rub the crop and throat, the eyes roll up and they go into a daze). My wife spread olive oil over Dottie and was finally able to find the vent (it was difficult to locate), and cleaned out a broken first egg. We then sprayed Blu-Kote on Dottie and put her in a nesting box (pine shavings) and gave her a water bowl (mixed with aspirin per the recommendations here on BYC, 5 tablets per gallon). Fortunatrely after a little while she pooped a bit, and it wasn't bloody. We let her rest for a few hours, then noticed she seemed really lethargic, almost seemed dead, so I held her and my wife fed her some aspirin water with an eyedropper. It was hard at first to get her to open her mouth, but we got her to take two droppers full, then I put her in the nest. She immediately went to her water bowl, and drank non-stop for quite a while- she must have drunk 3 ounces or more (see the lower photo below). I refilled the bowl and let her sleep. She spent the night nested down in the box and did poop a bit over night. This morning we cleaned her again and my wife checked her, and removed a very small egg from her, to make sure there is no internal pressure until the swelling goes down and everything gets pulled back inside. (My wife was able to tuck some of the oviduct inside, but a lot is still pushed out and swollen). We then sprayed more Blu-Kote. Dottie has been standing up the past hour, not moving much, but she does take an occasional drink or peck at her bedding and food, she is really fluffed up- see this photo. Is she bloated or impacted, or just fluffed up to keep warm? Any other suggestions? By the way, our cockerel, Brooster, is very upset and agitated this morning, pacing back and forth nervously and growling. I'm planning to take Dottie out to the coop in a few hours, just for a brief visit so they can see each other. We're thinking doing this each day will help the reintegration when she is recovered and ready to move back in with the others. Your thoughts?